Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Forty (CALM)

CALM dip

I really like our diptych this week. It certainly embodies the theme: CALM. I need some of that after keeping Owen home from school last week trying to avoid any arm-to-surface contact. I was actually hoping to get a lovely golden light shot like Melody's, but our weather did not cooperate. Instead, I tried to capture the CALM in our bedroom.

My favorite part of both the photos is the sense of softness conveyed. Both look so soft and inviting, don't they?

What do you have to show us this week?

Next week, we'll be doing ORANGE. I have a feeling we'll get some pumpkin shots, eh?

Saturday, October 23, 2010



He and his arm are feeling better, thank-you-very-much.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Thirty-Nine (BUBBLES)

bubble dip

Ah...BUBBLES -- what a happy theme! But really, we had a less than happy week here when Owen broke his arm in two places. Not so many bubbles in the ER, I can say that.

He's home from school this week until they x-ray his arm again and put on a more permanent cast. So I made him be useful and blow some bubbles for me. I figured he needed something to pass the time:). You can even see the edges of his sling if you look carefully.

I love the ethereal nature of Melody's BUBBLE shot. So dreamy with that gorgeous sky.

Check out all the great dips in the pool, and be sure to leave a comment here.

Next week, we're taking it down with CALM for our theme. That's me hoping for a less stressful vibe:).

Saturday, October 16, 2010


broken arm

Poor little guy. He broke his arm on the playground at school yesterday. Both radius and ulna snapped. Had to have it reset by the orthopoedist.

Not the best way to spend a Friday, but he was such a trooper.

I'm hoping this is kind of like getting the first little dent in your car. After the first one, the ones that follow don't seem so bad.

Because I know it's impossible to keep that car from getting dented again, no matter how much I try to protect it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Thirty-Eight (FUN)

fun dip

I'm pretty sure Melody's photo needs no explaining. Yep, she's having FUN with Mickey and friends, but she still managed to iPhone me a great photo.

For anyone who either a) doesn't live in the U.S. or b) does not have elementary school-aged children, my photo might be a bit of a mystery. If you don't fall into either of these categories, you probably knew instantly what my photo was: silly bands. My boys have suddenly become obsessed with them. I don't think it will last too long -- unlike Harrison's Thomas the Tank Engine phase when he was three...and four...and five. But they sure are having FUN with them now.

What kind of FUN have you been up to this week? Check out our flickr group for more great diptychs.

Next week, we're photographing BUBBLES -- now there's a fun challenge!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Thirty-Seven (FALL)

fall dip

As much as I miss Summer, Fall is a lovely time of year. Even more than a new calendar year, I find the beginning of school to be a time of renewal and new goals. Nature has other ideas, however, and is getting ready to go into hibernation. Makes for great photographs, though.

For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, Fall is but a memory and Spring is well underway -- lots of different interpretations of FALL for our theme, so I look forward to seeing everyone's inspirations here and in the flickr pool.

Next week, we'll be tackling FUN, so join us!

Friday, October 1, 2010



Owen: "Harrison and I are pretty much twins. Except I'm blonde."

Me: "Uh....really?"

Owen: "Yep, people think so."

I had nothing to say to that. They may not be twins, but they sure are cute together.